LS1419 English for Employment 7.5 credits

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Develop your language skills for successful communication when applying for work and other employment-related situations.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 KUIUT/KUAUT for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60898

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    08/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    KUIUT/KUAUT year 1.

Spring 19 Wednesday for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60911

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    24/05/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

    Oliver Martin Smith <omsmith@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Oliver Martin Smith <omsmith@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Elective course for all programmes.

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    61144

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Elective for all programmes

Spring 19 Thursday for programme students CANCELLED

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60919

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    24/05/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Elective course for all programmes.

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 KUIUT/KUAUT for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50159

  • Start date

    29/08/2019

  • End date

    24/10/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Target group

    KUIUT/KUAUT, year 1.

Spring 20 KUIUT/KUAUT for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60096

  • Start date

    16/03/2020

  • End date

    01/06/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Elective course for all programmes.

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60097

  • Start date

    15/01/2020

  • End date

    13/03/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Elective for all programmes

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    51159

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    Swedish

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Target group

    Optional for all programs.

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 KUIUT/KUAUT for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    51641

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    18 - 27

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Elective course for all programmes.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to develop the student's language proficiency for efficient work-related communication.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

participate actively in discussions, meetings and negotiations in multicultural workplaces and culturally heterogeneous groups
explain and defend his/her opinions in work-related discussions
identify differences in linguistic style between everyday and work-related communication, and adapt his/her oral and written production according to the audience
write business letters and documents

Course main content

Oral activities to practice work-related communicative situations
Vocabulary and rhetoric in negotiations and discussions
Oral presentation techniques
CVs and cover letters, formal letters, e-mail and other business-related written communication
Overview of communication strategies for the culturally heterogeneous workplace
Discussions using authentic material to increase the understanding of current topics within technology and natural sciences (for example research ethics, sustainable development, and technological breakthroughs)

Eligibility

This course focuses on specific skills in English. At the start of the course, the student should therefore have general English skills equivalent to at least the level B2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The student is responsible for checking his/her skills in a self-assessment test before applying for the course.

Literature

Course literature will be announced before the start of the course.

Recommended reference literature and electronic resources will be listed in the course information or in a similar way.

Examination

  • LEXA - Continuous assessment, 7.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

All examination parts passed
75% attendance

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Examiner

Oliver Martin Smith <omsmith@kth.se>

Rebecca Hincks <hincks@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.